Healthcare

Hispanic Health Costs Will Impact U.S. Economy

The cost of chronic illness is rising steadily among millions of Hispanics nationwide, which will have a profound economic impact on the U.S. unless access to care improves, a report finds.


Free Hispanic Family Health Expo in L.A.

Free health screenings are part of the deal at the three-day National Latino Family Expo, beginning Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Genentech Alzheimer's Drug Misses Goals

An experimental drug from Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, but showed some promise among least-impaired participants.


Joseph Swedish: WellPoint Readies for Tech Wave

WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume they'll physically have to visit an office.


Smallpox Vials Found Forgotten in Storage Room

A scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center in Bethesda, Md., discovered decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.


Which States Are the Worst Abusers of Painkillers?

Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation's rise in overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions.


Are Small Businesses Prepared for Obamacare?

The special federal health exchange serving small businesses is expected to go online this fall, and more states will offer a variety of insurance plans to employees, but don't expect enrollment to take off.


Highmark, UPMC Deal Reached

Gov. Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane stood together in the Capitol on Friday to announce a truce in a western Pennsylvania health care coverage war.


Is Flu Spray OK for Kids?

When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says, a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.


Pew Names 10 Latin American Biomedical Fellows

This year's crop of Pew's Latin American Fellows will tackle such concerns as autism, diabetes, hunger and parasitic infections.


Agricultural Pesticides Increase Autism Risk: UC Davis Study

Pregnant women who live near places where agricultural pesticides are applied are at higher risk of delivering children with autism or other developmental delays, a UC Davis study has found.


CDC Workers Taking Anti-Anthrax Drugs

Dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are taking antibiotics as a precaution because a lab safety problem may have exposed them to anthrax.


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